‘I delight to do Your will, O my God.’ Psalm 40:8 NKJV
There’s no joy in life that compares to knowing you’re in the centre of God’s will. Not fame, not riches, not pleasure. Nothing compares to knowing you have the smile of His approval on what you’re doing each day.
Will doing God’s will always be easy? No! It’s enjoyable, but it’s not always easy. Indeed, the size of your God-given assignment in life determines the level of attack against you. But your joy comes from knowing that God is strengthening you to do—by the power of His Spirit—what you could never do on your own. So in that sense, Satan’s attack is confirmation that you’re truly in God’s will!
Paul writes: ‘I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have… often gone without sleep… known hunger and thirst… I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I do not feel weak?’ (2 Corinthians 11:23–29 NKJV)
So rejoice—you are in the will of God!
SoulFood: Num 16–18, Mark 7:14–23, Ps 44:1–8, Pro 11:9
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023